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NFIP Says Hurricane Ivan Costliest in 2004
Flooding from Hurricane Ivan's rain and storm surges prompted more than a billion dollars in claims, making it the costliest hurricane of 2004. Ivan's damage...
Now More Than Ever…PIA and The Hartford Offer Flood Insurance Program to PIA Members
The Hartford and PIA have joined together to provide PIA member agents the opportunity to offer their customers flood insurance through The Hartford, a WYO...
Bill Would Allow Some to Retroactively Purchase Federal Flood Insurance
A bill has been introduced in Congress that would permit some victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita who didn't hold federal flood insurance at the...
An NFIP WYO Partner You Can Believe In
In the wake of Katrina, agents and consumers nationwide have been forced to think long and hard about flood insurance. In her October 2005 PIA...
Make Sure Your Flood Insurance Carrier Is a True Partner
"I don't remember…" A small bit of fear and panic rises in the back of the E&O mind of any PIA member when you...
Bush Authorizes a Tripling of NFIP Borrowing, to $3.5 Billion
President Bush gave the U.S. Treasury the authority to allow borrowing of up to $3.5 billion to pay claims for Hurricane Katrina under the...
Senate, House to Hold Hearings on National Flood Insurance Program This Week
The U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee will both hold separate hearings this week on the National Flood Insurance Program ...
PIA Makes Recommendations to Improve National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, October 19, 2005 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) filed comments this week with House and Senate committees ...
GAO Issues Report on NFIP, Suggests Changes
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) (formerly the General Accounting Office) issued a report on October 18, "Challenges Facing the National Flood ...
One Way to Handle Flooding - Homes That Float
Cees Westdyk lives in a flood zone, but he's not worried about floods. In case of a flood, his home would rise up to 20...
Heritage Foundation Says Making NFIP a Conduit for Relief is Bad Public Policy
On the same day that PIA went public with its NFIP recommendations to Congress the conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, published an analysis of...
Lott Introduces Senate Version of Retroactive Flood Insurance
Saying he is taking a "shotgun approach" to bringing relief to flood victims, Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott (R) has introduced a bill (S. 1936) to...
PIA National Calls for Swift Congressional Approval of Flood Insurance Funding Authorization
WASHINGTON, November 14, 2005 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is asking its members around the country to contact their...
House Panel Set to Take Up TRIA Extension, Flood Legislation on Wednesday
The House Committee on Financial Services has scheduled an insurance doubleheader. On Wednesday, November 16, the Committee will consider both an extension of ...
NFIP Temporarily Suspends All WYO Requests for Credit Increases
On Friday morning November 11, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) sent a notice to all of the Write Your Own (WYO) carriers participating in...
Congress Facing 'Day of Decision' on Insurance Issues
WASHINGTON, November 15, 2005 - Congress is poised to take action on two issues that are critical to insurance consumers, according to the...
PIA National Lauds House Approval of Increase in Borrowing Authority for NFIP
WASHINGTON, November 16, 2005 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today lauded the House of Representatives for approving an ...
PIA's Initial Grassroots Action on NFIP a Success, More Action Needed
PIA's initial grassroots action to urge Congress to extend the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was a success! On Friday,...
PIA Praises Congress for Raising Flood Insurance Borrowing Limit to $18.5 Million
On Friday, November 18, both the Senate and the House approved by voice vote legislation that raises to $18.5 billion the amount the National Flood...
Bush Signs Flood Borrowing Bill; NFIP Tells WYOs to Resume Payments
President Bush has signed legislation passed by Congress that raised the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to $18.5 billion ...
PIA Thanks Agents Who Responded to Flood Grassroots
A big "thank you" for your messages to Congress on the need to act quickly on funding to pay claims under the federal flood insurance...
New FloodSmart Agent Site Launches in 2006
On January 1, 2006, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will launch a new password-protected agents-only section of FloodSmart.gov. The site will ...
New FloodSmart Agent Site Launched
On January 1, 2006, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) launched a new password-protected agents-only section of FloodSmart.gov. The site features ...
Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on NFIP Reform
The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing January 25 on proposals to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In November, the House ...
NFIP Mailing Materials Available Online
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided samples of the materials that the NFIP Bureau and Statistical Agent will be mailing to NFIP policyholders ...
NFIP Seeks $5.6 Billion More, Sen. Shelby Says Program is "Bankrupt," Needs Reform
The National Flood Insurance Program is seeking $5.6 billion in additional borrowing authority in order to cover claims and expenses through fiscal 2006, ...
Flood Insurance Training Brochure Available From FEMA
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) officials have asked us to let PIA affiliates and members know that a brochure is now available regarding mandatory ...
Senate Votes to Boost NFIP Borrowing to $21.2 Billion
On Friday February 10, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote a bill (S. 2275) to temporarily boost the borrowing authority for the National Flood...
Some Homeowners in Michigan Ask, "Why Am I Paying for Floods in Louisiana?"
As Americans, we are all supposed to be in the same boat. But when it comes to paying for flood insurance, some people who aren't...
House Follows Senate, Votes to Boost NFIP Borrowing to $21.2 Billion
On Wednesday February 15, the U.S. House of Representatives approved and sent to President Bush a bill to raise the borrowing authority of the National...